flammable

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin inflammare ‘to set on fire’ + the suffix -able via English inflammable. The in- prefix is dropped to avoid confusion with non-flammable, as in many English words of Latin origin (but not this word) the prefix "in-" and similar means "not".

AdjectiveEdit

flammable (comparative more flammable, superlative most flammable)

  1. Capable of burning, especially a liquid.
  2. Easily set on fire.
  3. Subject to easy ignition and rapid flaming combustion.

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NounEdit

flammable (plural flammables)

  1. Any flammable substance.
Last modified on 15 March 2014, at 21:03